TLC release ‘FanMail,’ their third album featuring ‘No Scrubs’ (1999)

TLC’s ‘FanMail’ feat. ‘No Scrubs’ is their third studio album released on February 23, 1999 by Laface.

Track Listing : 1.Fanmail (Dallas Austin) – 04:00 . 2.The Vic-E Interpretation (Dallas Austin) – 00:18 . 3.Silly Ho (Dallas Austin) – 04:15 . 4.Whispering Playa (Dallas Austin, Marshall Lorenzo Martin) – 00:52 . 5.No Scrubs (Kevin Shekspere Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle) – 03:34 . 6.I’M Good At Being Bad (James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Tony Tolbert, Tionne Watkins, Lisa Lopes, Marshall Lorenzo Martin, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Belotte, Donna Summer, Morris Dickerson, Charles Miller, Sylvester Allen, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, Leroy Jordan) – 04:39 . 7.If They Knew (Dallas Austin, Ricciano Lumpkins, Lisa Lopes, Marshall Lorenzo Martin, Tionne Watkins) – 04:04 . 8.I Miss You So Much (Babyface, Daryl Simmons) – 04:59 . 9.Unpretty (Dallas Austin, Tionne Watkins) – 04:39 . 10.My Life (Jermaine Dupri, Tamara Savage, Lisa Lopes, Marshall Lorenzo Martin) – 04:01 . 11.Shout (Dallas Austin, Lisa Lopes, Marshall Lorenzo Martin, Tionne Watkins) – 03:59 . 12.Come On Down (Diane Warren) – 04:18 . 13.Dear Lie (Babyface, Tionne Watkins) – 05:10 . 14.Communicate (Dallas Austin) – 00:51 . 15.Lovesick (Dallas Austin, Rozonda Thomas) – 03:53 . 16.Automatic (Dallas Austin) – 04:31 . 17.Don’T Pull Out On Me Yet (Dallas Austin) – 04:33

Musicians : Tlc – Band . Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins – Vocals, Lead Vocals . Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes – Vocals, Rapping . Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas – Vocals, Lead Vocals . Lamarquis Mark Jefferson – Bass . C.C. Thomas – Bass . Colin Wolfe – Bass . Nathan East – Bass . Debra Killings – Bass, Vocals (Background) . Rick Sheppard – Midi, Sound Design . Babyface – Drum Programming, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Keyboards . Alexander Richbourg – Drum Programming, Programming . Tom Knight – Drums . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Greg Phillinganes – Piano . Tomi Martin – Guitar . Mike Scott – Guitar . Michael Hart Thompson – Guitar (Electric) . Michael Thompson – Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Unknown Contributor Role . Jerry Lumpkins – Keyboards . Gregory Hudspeth – Saxophone . Anthony Roberson – Trombone . Melvin Jones – Trumpet . Kandi Burruss – Vocals (Background) . Necia Bray – Vocals (Background) . T-Boz – Vocals (Background) . Chilli – Vocals (Background) . Dallas Austin – Vocals . Ty Hudson – Vocals . Leslie Brathwaite – Vocals . Joi Gilliam – Vocals . Marde Johnson – Vocals . Carolyn Paige – Vocals . Papi – Vocals . Peach – Vocals . Stan Smith – Vocals . Vic E – Vocals . Kevin Wales – Vocals

Production : Produced By Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jermaine Dupri, Dallas Austin, Tlc . Gordon Fordyce – Assistant Engineer . Vernon Mungo – Assistant Engineer . Cirocco – Assistant Engineer . Ralph Cacciurri – Engineer . Jeff Griffin – Engineer . Kevin Lively – Engineer . Carlton Lynn – Engineer . Claudine Pontier – Engineer . Xavier Smith – Mixing Assistant . John Horesco Iv – Mixing Assistant . Paul Boutin – Engineer . Brian Frye – Engineer . Aman Junaid – Engineer . Thom “Tk” Kidd – Engineer . David Rideau – Engineer . Steve Hodge – Engineer, Mixing . Ricco Lumpkins – Engineer, Mixing . Leslie Brathwaite – Engineer, Mixing, . Herb Powers – Mastering . Jon Gass – Mixing . Alvin Speights – Mixing . Phil Tan – Mixing . Mark “Exit” Goodchild – Mixing Assistant . Dylan Dresdow – Mixing Engineer . Jermaine Dupri – Mixing

Package : D.L. Warfield – Art Direction . Julieanne Mijares – Wardrobe . Laurie Chang – Wardrobe . Tammara Bishop – Hair Stylist . Marie Davis – Hair Stylist . Paul Starr – Make-Up . Seb Janiak – Photography

Recorded April—December 1998 At D.A.R.P. Studios (Atlanta, Georgia).

Released On February 23, 1999 By Laface.

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Pitchfork
Refresh: The Lonely Futurism of TLC’s FanMailOn the hauntingly prescient sounds of TLC‘s 1999 album FanMail, and how they mirror the disconnection felt in pop music– as well as everyday life– today. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
The girls may have went too far on trying to crack the CrazySexyCool code, but the great thing about FanMail is that it became THE female urban album of our generation to evoke integrity in women, and companionship with their special someone. TLC should definitely be in the history books for that accomplishment. […]

Entertainment Weekly
TLC deliver a string of passionless put-downs, whether they’re crooning or rapping. The album’s cover art and its recurring sound-effect motif (a computerized woman’s voice) play up the idea of TLC as silver-skinned cyborgs, a conceit that rings truer than anyone in the TLC camp may have imagined. […]

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